Contact Tracy at tracy@chicmadesimple.com for more information about any of these services or to make an appointment.

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What is a closet, really, but a catalogue of the different personas we have auditioned and discarded? Hanging there in our closets are reminders, both good and bad, of who we are, who we’ve been, and who we’ve hoped to be
— Tim Gunn

Closet Revamps

While I endeavor to be flexible to a client's needs and tailor my services accordingly, whenever I meet a new client, I like to start in the closet with a "Closet Revamp." I usually work with the client present and together we go through every single item in the closet, separating the good from the bad and the ugly (very much like TV's "What Not to Wear," but I'm not quite as brutal as Stacy and Clinton!) We make separate piles for consigning, donating, needs repair/alterations, etc.  Throughout this process, I offer style tips and advice, as a closet inventory allows me to see what the client has been wearing, weed out anything he/she perhaps shouldn't be wearing, and observe any ruts as and missing wardrobe staples.  We'll then figure out what the client should be wearing (factoring in age, lifestyle, shape), interpreting his/her own personal style in a new and improved way both for weekday and weekend. Hopefully we'll find new outfit combinations from the client's closet along the way. 

For many clients, after we purge and organize, we then "shop the closet."  The client will often take notes or sometimes we take pictures as I suggest numerous new outfits.  We'll end up with a list of needs for the next shopping trip (with which I can assist, of course).

Overall, no matter what way we go about it, I want our time together to be a truly educational experience, teaching clients how to shop for themselves and look for the right items. I have a non-intimidating, "real world" approach that seems to make the experience a fun one for clients.

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Personal Shopping

Hate shopping? No time? Just want a fresh pair of eyes? Time with professional shopper can help an individual find the right styles for them, saving time, headache and money (I love a bargain!) While beginning with a Closet Revamp is recommended for the "full experience," some clients instead choose to just have a brief meeting or phone conversation ahead of time so I can ask questions about the style, needs, sizing, etc.  As for the shopping, usually I prefer to take time to shop on my own a bit before the client joins me, so I can have some items already pulled - this method seems to be the most efficient, allowing the client to get the most "bang for their buck." Then we will meet and go from place to place, where I will have things on hold. My favorite comment to hear a client say is, "I would've never even pulled this off the rack but I love it!"

Fashions fade, but style is eternal.
— Yves St. Laurent
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Business Seminars

A fun office morale building event, a fashion seminar (from 1 hour to a full day) will teach employees how to spice up their work wardrobe while staying within the acceptable dress code. Whether during a breakfast meeting, lunch meeting, or full auditorium setting, topics covered include professional dress vs. business casual, professional image vs. personal style, office etiquette, and tips & tricks for dressing for success. If you chose, I can bring outfit examples or even dress a few employees as models for a small fashion show

It is both delusional and stupid to think that clothes don’t really matter and we should all wear whatever we want. Most people don’t take clothing seriously enough, but whether we should or not, clothes do talk to us and we make decisions based on people’s appearances.
— G. Bruce Boyer
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BRIDAL CONSULTING

From your gown to your attendants' attire to the perfect shower ensembles and honeymoon trousseau, let me help ensure you look fabulous at all of your wedding events! Mother or the Bride or Groom? I will make sure you look ravishing as well! Let me take the "what should I wear" piece off your full plate.

What is important in a dress is the woman wearing it.
— Yves St. Laurent
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PHOTO STYLING

Lights, camera, action!

Businesses: From wardrobe to props, ensure your ad - whether for print, TV or web - looks sharp and conveys the image you seek.

Individuals: Be appropriately dressed for that head shot, holiday card, model comp card, or on-camera appearance.

Whether a commercial or personal shoot, my goal is always to listen intently to the client, be a pleasure to work with, deliver superior results, and hopefully exceed expectations.

See my partial portfolio by clicking on my "Portfolio Page" at the top of the website in the menu area.

The best color in the whole world is the one that looks good on you.
— Coco Chanel
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PACKING SERVICES

Start enjoying that vacation before you even leave, and enlist help with packing from an expert!  I will make sure you are prepared for every occasion and weather pattern, as well as ensure your clothes don't arrive in a wrinkled mess. With careful planning, we will select your travel wardrobe, in the process avoiding overpacking - which will make the journey more pleasant, and making getting dressed a no brainer when at your destination - because the last thing you want is wasting time trying to decide what to wear when you should be enjoying sightseeing or relaxing!

I get ideas about what’s essential when packing my suitcase.
— Diane von Furstenberg
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Fashion Show Production

Let me bring my experience from producing professional quality runway shows for Parisian, Belk, Saks Fifth Avenue, Gus Mayer and others to your event. Groups such as The Humane Society, Junior League and Realtor's Association have used runway fashion shows as the "entertainment" part of their event. I can handle all elements from the clothes and models, to the stage, lighting and music. In addition, I can tie-in the show to your organization in a number of ways. (Like having adoptable pets strut the runway in Humane Society shows...although the dogs really didn't appreciate the use of the word "catwalk.")

Everyday is a fashion show and the world is your runway.
— Coco Chanel
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IN-HOME GATHERINGS

Take a break from books and bunko, and invite your friends over for a night of style! You and your guests will learn the latest fashion trends, as well as tips and tricks for dressing to flatter. If you choose, I can even dress a few guests as models for an informal fashion show. Who wouldn't want the chance to up their chic quotient while enjoying cocktails and camaraderie?

A stylish woman can go anywhere and achieve anything.
— Elsa Klench

Gift Certificates

Give the gift of style! Gift Certificates are available in any increment $100 and above, and may be specified for any service or left open to the recipient to use how he/she chooses. Whether for a birthday, Mother's Day, Christmas, etc., the creative and thoughtful gift of a ChicMadeSimple experience is one that keeps on giving.

The secret of great style is to feel good in what you wear.
— Ines de la Fressange